Rita Hirt did an Agnihotra tour through Kazakhstan with much success. There is lots of interest and many more pyramids are needed.
Special effect due to Yajnya
(Here we use the terms Yajnya and Homa interchangeably)
Message from Shree Vasant Maheshwar, India 6 July 2008:
“Ancient tradition of Vedic knowledge states that due to performance of Yajnya
ÁPOORVA comes about. Apoorva means: ‘that which was not there before.’ Some special effect comes about: ‘something which was not there before.’
Continue reading “Why Yagnya (Homa) is an Effective Remedy for Climate Change”
The Parama Dham Fire Temple was established in 1973 by Shree Vasant Paranjpe in Madison, Virgina, USA. Daily sunrise and sunset Agnihotra and 4 hours of Tryambakam Homa are maintained here; on Full- and New moon days 24 hour Tryambakam Homa is maintained. Continue reading “My Experience at Parama Dham, Madison, VA, USA”
Clare Batchelor from UK learnt Agnihotra at Tapovan, India. She packed a whole suitcase full with cow dung to ensure that she would be able to do Agnihotra on her return to Wales. Clare writes: Continue reading “Agnihotra in Wales, UK”
Karuna Coleman reports from Tamworth, NSW, Australia:
I have been performing Agnihotra for about 12 years.
After we had moved into our new house, we discovered that the neighborhood was rather rowdy. Continue reading “Agnihotra in Tamworth, NSW, Australia”
The story is written on their faces, all of their faces.
The young ones seemed to mature overnight. The older ones acquired a lightness of being that belied their years. The nervous people released; the prideful seemed humbled. I was sucked in. I could not resist; I did not want to resist.
The atmosphere was purified in ways that nearly defy the senses. Seems to have gone beyond the senses actually. It is simply not possible to stop smiling.
Where does this feeling come from? What has happened really? Six days of purification fires and mantras and tapas or disciplines by the practitioners. Intense, yes, but hardly the stuff from which one would imagine such transformation would manifest.
Then again, one might surmise similar thoughts about daily sunrise/sunset Agnihotra fire performed by untold thousands twice daily around the planet. The results so greatly outweigh the effort that attempting to figure it out rationally goes only so far. Quantum mechanics (quantum physics) might help explain it, but then again, sometimes perhaps explanations aren’t all that necessary.
The woman who arrived with a shyness and tentativeness over the six days melded into a visage of acceptance and comfort. Those originally uncomfortable being together appeared harmonious. The fifty-somethings danced into the night, oblivious to time and space.
And Hari Apte, the Yajamana, or main practitioner of the Somayag, and his wife seem to have come back to earth, at least for awhile– or had they?
And we all felt as one. It was unmistakable, undeniable and as real as the noses on our faces. The bonding between mothers and sons was unfolding before us. The ages didn’t seem to matter.
And the synchronicity, oh the synchronicity. Everyone seemed to sense it; everyone knew it, but appeared to hardly believe it.
We had tasted “heaven on earth.” We had been told of the possibility; now it seemed to be staring right at us. And I was sure no one who was there would ever be quite the same. And each one seemed to know it.
The Indians seemed to not believe what they were seeing, westerners acting as Indian as they. We all danced together, so many races, so many creeds. Indian women got up and danced with men. They didn’t touch but danced nonetheless, a highly unusual occurrence, we were told. This was the musical celebration following the six days of fire. The drummers were intoxicating, the beat went on endlessly. The old souls had returned to the Narmada. One could not stop smiling; you just sensed that time as we knew it had somehow stopped or been transformed somehow.
And the faces, all the faces; But now the babies’ faces reflecting the generator induced lights. Then the young Indians came and danced and danced and danced with an energy that belied the lateness of hour and the weather and the material limitations of a country less “advanced,” say some than the West.
It took the dancing and the music to dilute the sting of the removal of what had a few short hours earlier been the site of the Somayag. The practitioners now sat with us in their “street clothes.” “Was it really over?” we wondered.
And all the young people. You could taste and see the future in them.
You wanted to leave the celebration and go to bed. But you couldn’t. The spell of the Somayag and its aftermath had been cast.
Kazakhstan has big problems, especially because of the consequences of the high radioactive contamination. Many people have Wounds, that don’t heal, or gene-defects. Another quite big problem is that so many young people commit suicide out despair facing so much suffering.
In a two-day Homa seminar, we could educate 30 leading people from all over Kazakhstan from Novosibirsk up to the Chinese border about Agnihotra and Agnihotra Ash Medicines. We could also make the necessary basic Homa materials available for them, so that these people now can pass on to everyone this type of self-help in their own surroundings.
Shirley Murray reports from Tewantin Qld, Australia
I moved from Bendigo, Victoria, to Lake MacDonald, Queensland, in 2001 where I continued Agnihotra for over 5 years.
I feel this has protected the 1.5 acres of rainforest and our house from a cyclone storm as the perimeter was 3 properties. Beyond that there was damage. It was as if it by-passed us. Continue reading “Agnihotra in Tewantin, QLD, Australia”
Ana-Karyn Garcia reports from Ottawa, Canada:
Now a good group of 20 people are practicing Agnihotra in Ottawa, Canada.
We found challenges in drying the dung in the winter weather, however we are enthusiastic in keeping the Agnihotra alive.
With your support we felt brave to face the winter with the sacred and warm flame of purity and healing.